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Eritis sicut Deus, Scientes bonum et malum

English translation: You will be like God, knowing good and evil

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Latin term or phrase:Eritis sicut Deus, scientes bonum et malum
English translation:You will be like God, knowing good and evil
Entered by: Antoinette Verburg
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00:23 Mar 21, 2002
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Latin term or phrase: Eritis sicut Deus, Scientes bonum et malum
quote from a "Western Civilization" textbook.
Dj Krogol
You will be like God, knowing good and evil
Explanation:
eritis = you will be
sicut = like
Deus = God
scientes = knowing
bonum = good
et = and
malum = evil


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Note added at 2002-03-21 00:40:35 (GMT)
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I forgot to say, that the sentence is from the Bible, Genesis, the snake talking to Adam and Eve

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Note added at 2002-03-21 00:51:02 (GMT)
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The sentence can also be found in Goethe\'s Faust (part 1), in case it is where you found it
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Rita Cavaiani
Local time: 02:38
Grading comment
Knowing what the student was reading, your attribution to "Faust" hits the nail on the head. Grateful thanx, my Collins is in Lansing and I am in another town.
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4 +1You will be like God, knowing good and evilRita Cavaiani


  

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You will be like God, knowing good and evil


Explanation:
eritis = you will be
sicut = like
Deus = God
scientes = knowing
bonum = good
et = and
malum = evil


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Note added at 2002-03-21 00:40:35 (GMT)
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I forgot to say, that the sentence is from the Bible, Genesis, the snake talking to Adam and Eve

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Note added at 2002-03-21 00:51:02 (GMT)
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The sentence can also be found in Goethe\'s Faust (part 1), in case it is where you found it

Rita Cavaiani
Local time: 02:38
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 16
Grading comment
Knowing what the student was reading, your attribution to "Faust" hits the nail on the head. Grateful thanx, my Collins is in Lansing and I am in another town.

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